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Plain White T's to Headline Lake Effect Benefit for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at Palmer House, Friday, August 28th

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago's philanthropic season kicks-off with a major benefit for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at the historic Palmer House on Friday, August 28th from 5 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are limited to the first 1,500 people. Tic...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Researchers have found evidence that chronic disease in either a mother or father can create unfavourable conditions in the womb that are associated with the development of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in daughters. In another study, researchers found that brother...

New Scientific Evidence Suggests Humans Resistant to Phthalate Effect on Lab Rodents

Sharpe et al. Study Finds Dose High Enough to Cause Adverse Effect in Rats and Mice Has No Effect in Male Marmosets ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced that strong new evidence has emerged that phthalates may not affect the ...

Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer

Women should seek alternatives to SSRIs for hot flashes, studies suggest SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Common antidepressants that many breast cancer survivors use to dampen the hot flashes caused by taking tamoxifen may actually boost the odds of the disease's return, new resear...

Study tests the effect of ending ambulance diversion

When a hospital's emergency department is overcrowded with seriously sick and injured patients, it may "go on diversion," re-routing ambulances to other emergency departments. But the benefits of "diversion" are largely unproven. Often those emergency departments are just as crowded, and the great...

SCAI Statement on 'A National Study of the Effect of Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Treated with Clopidogrel Following Coronary Stenting: The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study'

LAS VEGAS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study presented today during SCAI's Annual Scientific Sessions found the anti-clotting benefits of clopidogrel (Plavix) may be reduced when taken concurrently with commonly used heartburn medications called proton pump inhi...

Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women battling depression when their children are born are more likely to have infants with significant sleep issues and who run a higher risk of having early-onset de...

For Alzheimer's Disease, Surveyed Neurologists Identify a Therapy's Effect on Cognitive Decline as the Attribute That Most Influences Their Prescribing Decisions

The Combination of Bapineuzumab and Donepezil Will Earn Decision Resources' Gold Standard Status for the Indication in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms fo...

Recent Study Disproves General Hospitals' Ongoing Criticism of Physician Owned Hospitals, Shows Little to No Effect on General Hospitals' Business, Reports Physician Hospitals of America

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an April 22 study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), general hospitals are usually able to respond to the presence of physician owned hospitals with few, if any, changes to the terms of care for financially vulnerable patients. ...

Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus

Study in mice could explain differing outcomes of drinking while pregnant,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may influence the risk of physical and mental problems in babies born to women who drink alcohol during pregnancy, say U.S. researchers. It's known that dri...

Hormone therapy offers potential protective effect against colon cancer in older women

DENVER In a large study, a national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists observed that self-reported use of hormone therapy was associated with a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk. However, the mechanisms for the apparent protective association are still unclear. The stud...

Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Ovaries and the estrogen hormone they produce might help protect women from some of the learning and memory issues caused by the active ingredient in marijuana, Louisiana State Univer...

Addition of dasatinib to standard chemo cocktail may enhance effect in certain ovarian cancers

DURHAM, N.C. The addition of a chemotherapeutic drug for leukemia to a standard regimen of two other chemotherapy drugs appears to enhance the response of certain ovarian cancers to treatment, according to a pre-clinical study led by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We kn...

Weight discrimination could contribute to the glass ceiling effect for women, study finds

EAST LANSING, Mich. Weight discrimination appears to add to the glass ceiling effect for women, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Overweight and obese women are significantly underrepresented among the top CEOs in the United States, according to the research...

Smokers Have Greater Incentive to Quit, as Big Tobacco Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Today

Independence Blue Cross offers resources to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal tax on a pack of cigarettes has gone up to just over a dollar with the increase that went into effect today, and might be just the push smokers need to kick the...

Study examines effect of heart surgery on employment

Hannover, Germany - March 30, 2009 A new studying appearing in Congenital Heart Disease compares the careers and long-term occupational successes of men and women who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease to those of the general population. The project has produced evidence that shows ...

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction Appears Not to Effect Future Professional Advancement in Baseball

Athletes who have UCL reconstruction prior to being drafted perform at similar level as those without reconstruction Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) February 28, 2009 -- New research presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vega...

Elbow ligament reconstruction appears not to effect future professional advancement in baseball

LAS VEGAS, NV New research presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas suggests that elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction prior to selection in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft does not increase the risk of future injury or...

Study analyzes 2006 California heat wave's substantial effect on morbidity

February 25, 2009-- An extreme heat wave affected much of the state of California during mid- to late July 2006, breaking daily maximum temperature records in many regions of the State. A study conducted by researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health, the Natural Resources Defense Council...

What is the suppressing effect of the PPAR-gamma ligands on stomach cancer cells?

PPAR- gamma is manifested in a variety of tissues and cancer cells and the ligands that activate PPAR- PPAR- are currently being studied as a novel treatment. The PPAR-gamma ligand generally decreases the survival rate of cancer cells via differentiation, apoptotic induction, and changes in genes...

Alcohol taxes have clear effect on drinking

With many local and national governments currently debating proposals to raise alcohol taxes, a timely new study published online today in the February edition of Addiction journal finds that the more alcoholic beverages cost, the less likely people are to drink. And when they do drink, they dri...

Massive Cuts to Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit Taking Effect January 1 Creating Acute Anxiety Among Beneficiary and Provider Communities

27 Percent Funding Cuts in 2009 Will Reduce Payments for Home Oxygen Therapy to Less Than Half of 1997 Payment Rates WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans nationwide prepare to celebrate the New Year, the home oxygen community is looking to 2009 with great unease due ...

What is the effect of fluoxetine on mast cell?

Mast cells are now recognized as "granular cells of the connective tissue", whose activation exacerbates allergic immune responses and as key players in the establishment of innate immunity as well as modulators of adaptive immune responses. The role of mast cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa is...

Precision Optics Corporation to Effect Reverse Split and Ticker Symbol Change

GARDNER, Mass., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Precision Optics Corporation, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: POCI) (the "Company"), announced today a 1-for-25 reverse split of the company's common stock. Stockholders approved the reverse split at the Company's annual meeting on November 25, 2008. Th...

New Resource for No Side Effect Drugs

MORAGA, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Liddell Laboratories announces a new online resource for OTC drugs that have no negative side effects. It is important to know that non-toxic drugs are available today as options to successfully treat a wide range of health conditions. Liddell's FD...

New therapy prevents dangerous side effect for lymphoma patients

SAN FRANCISCO - Patients respond well to a new three-drug combination for indolent B cell lymphoma that also spares them prolonged, potentially lethal, suppression of blood production in the bone marrow, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report today at the 50th a...

Dieticians & Nutritionists Concerned Economic Downturn Will Effect Patient Health and Diets.

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 56% of American Dietetic Association members surveyed report that they are concerned that the current economic downturn will have a negative effect on their patients' ability to maintain or achieve a healthy weight, according to a survey conducted by the...

State policies have little effect on reducing minors' indoor tanning use

A new analysis finds that state policies meant to limit minors' indoor tanning use have had little effect. Published in the January 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that additional efforts are needed to reduce indoor tanning us...

No protective effect on cancer from long-term vitamin E or vitamin C supplementation

The Physicians' Health Study II is a large-scale, long-term, randomized clinical trial that included 14,641 physicians who were at least 50 years old at enrollment. These physicians were given 400 IU of vitamin E every other day or its placebo, or 500 mg of vitamin C daily or its placebo. Rese...

Cascading effect of even minor early problems may explain serious teen violence

How do minor behavior problems and experiences early in life lead to serious acts of violence in teenagers? A group of researchers has found that the answer may lie in a cascading effect in which early life experiences lead to behaviors and new experiences that lead to yet other experiences th...

UCLA study reveals smoking's effect on nurses' health, death rates

A new UCLA School of Nursing study is the first to reveal the devastating consequences of smoking on the nursing profession. Published in the NovemberDecember edition of the journal Nursing Research , the findings describe smoking trends and death rates among U.S. nurses and emphasize the importa...

Proton therapy may reduce serious side effect of lung cancer treatment

Patients with locally advanced lung cancer who receive chemotherapy and proton therapy, a specialized form a radiation therapy only available in a few centers in the United States, have fewer instances of a serious side effect called bone marrow toxicity than patients who receive chemotherapy and ...

Acologix AC-200 Demonstrates Positive Effect on Bone in Preclinical Model of Chronic Kidney Disease

Data Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Acologix, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, will present data indicating that its therapeutic product candidate AC-2...

Surprisingly, female models have negative effect on men

COLUMBIA, Mo. Many studies have shown that media images of female models have had a negative impact on how woman view their own bodies, but does this same effect hold true when men view male models? A leading researcher of media effects on body image at the University of Missouri looked at the ef...

New Los Angeles Spay and Neuter Law Goes Into Effect on October 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- LA Animal Services is reminding all Los Angeles residents that they have just one week to comply with the City's new spay/neuter law before formal enforcement begins on October 1, 2008. On February 12, 2008, the City Council of Los Angeles approved a new...

(Report) World Privacy Forum Publishes Red Flag Rule Suggestions for Hospitals and Providers; New FTC-Enforced Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1, Can Apply to Health Care Providers

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Privacy Forum's latest report, Red Flag and Address Discrepancy Requirements: Suggestions for Health Care Providers, discusses the applicability of the new FTC regulations to the health care sector along with suggestions for providers. The report a...

UNC study: Parenting can override effect of genes in how babies respond to stress

CHAPEL HILL Everyone gets stressed, even babies. Now, it appears how infants respond to stress is linked to if they have a particular form of a certain gene, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Just as significantly, researchers say they have als...

Results From IMPROVE Study Show Therapeutic Effect of New Formulation of Rebif(R) at 16 Weeks in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

-- Study meets primary endpoint by demonstrating significant effect of new formulation of Rebif(R) on disease activity as measured by MRI after 16 weeks of treatment -- Data presented at late-breaking session of the World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multi...

Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Taking creatine doesn't improve exercise outcomes in people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a U.K. study reports. Creatine is a popular nut...

Sports Doping's Effect May Be in the Mind

Performance rose even when athletes mistakenly thought they were taking growth hormone, researchers say TUESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- When athletes think they are taking a performance-enhancing drug, their performance tends to get better -- even if they never really take the dru...
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